Monday, October 17, 2011

Dakota ~Punky Scraps Collage Challenge~

Hi everyone!  I've been kind of MIA lately due to time issues and lack of scrappy mojo.  However, I was inspired by the collage challenge at punky scraps and really wanted play along.  I had something different in mind but I hadn't been able to get together with my "model" for a photo shoot so I will be saving it for another time.

 This is for my cousin and his fiance, in honor, and memory of baby Dakota, who we all loved so much even though we never had the chance to meet him.  Behind the gates is a poem I found by an unknown author.  I searched and searched for the perfect poem and wasn't finding any that I felt "fit".  I had reluctantly settled on one because I was tired of looking when I decided I would read one more and as I read it I sobbed like a little was exactly what I imagined he would say to his mommy and daddy if he could!  So here it is:

I have not turned my back on you
So there is no need to cry.
I'm watching you from heaven
Just beyond the morning sky.

I've seen you almost fall apart
When you could barely stand.
I asked an angel to comfort you
And watched him take your hand.

He told me you are in more pain
Than I could ever be.
He wiped his eyes and swallowed hard
Then gave your hand to me.

Although you may not feel my touch
Or see me by your side.
I've whispered that I love you
While I wiped each tear you cried.

So please try not to ache for me
We'll meet again one day.
Beyond the dark and stormy sky
A rainbow lights the way.
~Author Unknown

I made the background with a collage of gauze, ribbon, lace, and netting.  The Bricks, Gate, and crown are all awesome chippies from ScrapFx I absolutely love these things!  So much fun to use! 

 I decided not to gesso the crown this time but still used hologram embossing, then applied perfect pearls to the different points...I am horrible with using the perfect pearls, mainly because I don't have the patience to let them dry! :)
 Once again I layed the bricks by using molding paste as my mortar...having those brick chippies from ScrapFx made this sooooo much easier than having to cut them out myself...this way they were nice and uniform!
 I used perfect pearls and some shimmerz blingz on the gate and then put a TH lock on the entrance. 
I struggled trying to figure out where to put the poem so I decided to hide it behind the gates...
Obviously the sun hid from me on this pic because it looks so yellowish here???

That's it for today!  My heart goes out to all of you moms and dads who have felt the pain of losing a baby!

As always thanks for looking, and God Bless!


carlies said...

Ohhh so beautiful love so your page´s!!

big hugs
carla and take care

WillieburgScrapper said...

SPILL! Where did you find a US Scrap FX dealer? I've been looking and looking! I found an Aussie website that is willing to ship to the US but when she told me the prices per item I couldn't go ahead and order- it was so expensive!
Love this project- the brick by brick technique is so effective- did you really find those loose? That's fantastic. The poem brought tears to my eyes- I could have lost my daughter as well but we were very lucky and she made it through her ordeal.
Great work Misty (as always) :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely beautiful! Just beautiful!

Cheryl (C Mom Go) said...

This is really touching and really heartbreaking. I love all the artsy creativeness you brought to this mixed media page. Fabulous work my friend.

Sara said...

Oh Misty, this is so beautiful and so sad. My tears are falling... Anyway I just love the layout!

Shona said...

awwww such a touching story. the wings behind the photo are a perfect touch. Amazing techniques..gorgeous page

Amy Lynne said...

Misty, this is amazing. It is a visual poem, as well. I love the gates, and the bricks....and, well......everything! This is a perfectly beautiful memorial. Lovely, lovely work. <3

CraftySprinkles said...

Misty this is incredible and very touching!! Amazing details!! Very well done!! My heart goes out to them and I am so sorry for their loss. I know what it's like to miscarry and it's heartwrenching!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow!!! I love this so much! Breathtaking page! Love all the texture!!! :D

Miae said...

The artistry here is beautiful and that poem heartwrenching...I still vividly remember...

Rachael Funnell said...

This Layout is TRULY BEAUTIFUL!!
You have done AN AMAZING Job.....

Cindy Gay said...

Oh my. Very inspiring and memorable. TFS.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What an amazing and touching LO! Love all your fabulous techniques! Thanks for following me, and I signed up to be a follower here to keep up with your fab work! ~ Blessings

ElinÅ said...

Ohhhhh, Beautiful! Love your page in every way. Really touching and heartbreaking and the work is awesome!
Have a great weekend!

scrapbookertink said...

Touching and gorgeous layout, take care, Doreen x

Heather Jacob said...

oh Misty this is sensational .... your words are straight from your beautiful warm open heart... you are a special soul ... wow that quote is so special and meaning-ful..
I lost a still born baby many years ago and my precious son Mark was killed when he was 22 years of age from a motor cycle accident ... I miss him every single day, but focus on our beautiful memories and times we shared together ...
thankyou for sharing your love .. hugz x

Georgia Heald said...

Wow Misty! This is a stunner! So much texture and love that little pop of color. Keep up the awesome work xox

Natalie Jane said...

Wow Misty!! This is incredible and the sentiment is just beautiful, brought tears to my eyes.
I never got to meet my 2nd child :(
We move on.....but that is an amazing page!!!!


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Cheryl said...

this is beautiful - must be difficult but at the same time a welcome release to scrap something like this. i'm sure it's appreciated. x

Debi Johnson said...

OMGosh is this Awesome, what a special gifts to the parents. The page was so beautiful and isn't it amazing how God works with that perfect poem he gave you to read. Wow love it!

Palina said...

I love your work.
One question what is hologram embossing?

Lee-Anne said...

This is so beautiful and so touching. What a wonderful thing you have done for the grieving parents. Lee-Anne XX